1. ‘Man on a Canvas’
Diva Theater presents the original comedy “Man on a Canvas,” opening this weekend at the Olde Brick Theater, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Shows will run Fridays, Nov. 10 and 17, and Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 12 and 19, at 2 p.m.
Directed by Paige Balitski and written by Jeff Boam, the play is the fourth collaboration between Diva and Richlier Moving Picture Company. Set in 1928 Manhattan and modern-day Scranton, the play follows sportswriter Hank Dukenfield as he writes a biography of a famous bare-fisted boxer. He can’t publish the book, however, until he settles a wager involving Buddy Falstaff, a disgraced former boxer who refuses to fight again. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors. Call 570-209-7766 to reserve tickets. Visit Diva’s Facebook page for more information.
2. Artist lecture
Keystone College hosts a free artist lecture with Jennifer Kirkpatrick on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. inside Evans Halls on the La Plume campus. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kirkpatrick will speak in conjunction with her exhibit, “Transitory Fabrications,” on display in the school’s Linder Gallery through Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibit — which includes mixed media, installations and ceramic sculptures — uses visual distortions and contortions of space.
For more information and gallery hours, call 570-945-8335.
3. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Student-run theatrical troupe Liva Arts Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” this week at PNC Auditorium in University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center. The show runs Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 and 8 p.m.
The horror comedy follows meek flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn, who discovers a strange plant that brings him fame and fortune. But the plant just keeps growing — and so does its appetite.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Seats are not assigned and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve tickets, email LivaArtsCompany@gmail.com.
4. Rhythm & Brews
Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton, hosts the Rhythm and Brews music and craft beer festival Saturday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 7 p.m.
The event features music by Five Against One, a Pearl Jam tribute act; 52nd Street Band, a Billy Joel tribute; and A Pair of Nutz, which performs Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty hits. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and samples of the more than 75 handpicked brews available.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Visit rhythmandbrewspa.com for more information and to reserve tickets.
5. Seraph Brass
All-woman brass ensemble Seraph Brass comes to Marywood University for a show Friday, Nov. 10.
Founded by trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden, the quintet performs original and commissioned pieces as well as classic works. Seraph Brass has performed around the world, and several members members also played with Adele on her 2016 tour. Its debut album, “Asteria,” will come out in January.
The free show is open to the public. For details, visit marywood.edu.